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Tennessee Passes “Gateway Sexual Activity Bill”

Parents in Tennessee will be able to sue teachers for “promoting or condoning ‘gateway sexual activity’ by students.” At the heart of the matter, most of the controversy stems from the “gateway sexual activity” line, which remains vague and was not clearly defined before the bill went to vote. Some detractors argue that it could unreasonably punish teachers for allowing students to cuddle, hold hands or even hug, whether in the halls between classes or at a school dance.
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